Montessori Children’s House of
North Barrington

MCH is proud of its Nature Explore Classroom spaces! These areas are highly utilized by the children all year round. It provides an engaging environment for the students to experience nature in a natural setting. In addition to experiencing nature students also develop social, emotional, and physical skills as they engage in the different areas. Our outdoor space is a highlight of our school and sits on 3 acres of natural beauty.

We have been able to renew our Mud area and Messy Materials area with fresh tree trunks and tree cookies. This year our “Forest Path” through the woods was also cleared and prepared for the children to enjoy nature walks. In early April 2024 we were thrilled to experience the Solar Eclipse from our Nature Explore Classroom. Our Nature Explore Classroom is a natural extension of our indoor and outdoor areas and continues to grow and thrive.

We extend much gratitude and appreciation to our school families that support the Nature Explore Outdoor Classroom by providing all the necessary annuals, perennials, mulch, and other needs for the Garden Day events throughout the school year and for all the time spent helping prepare the yard area and gardens for the seasons.